About the owl Our owl is an engaging and interactive design, featuring a fully revolving head and a field telescope in each eye. The telescopes can be manually focused with wheels on either side of the owl’s head and we invite visitors to try and spot our hidden mice. Our theme is inspired by the nocturnal nature of owls and by the night sky. We wanted to go above and beyond simply decorating our owl and felt a nod to the owl’s amazing eyesight was a fitting tribute.
About the sponsor Matter is a product innovation consultancy based in Bath.
About the artist We selected and refined our design through ideation sessions and discussion among the studio’s creatives here at Matter HQ. The task of hacking our owl to pieces then rebuilding him was a lot of fun. Engineering the components to get Seemore up and running along with the fine tuning of the moving parts has been a challenge, but one we have really enjoyed. Thankfully we are blessed with some great kit here and the laser cutter in particular has played a big part in the construction of Seemore’s inner-workings.
Where? The Holburne Museum, Great Pulteney Street, Bath, BA2 4DB. On view 24/7. Museum open 1000-1700 Mon-Sat. 1100-1700 Sun